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Men only on Athos
« on: Friday, 27 May, 2016 @ 17:41:09 »
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Why are women banned from Mount Athos?

Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting Mount Athos in Greece to mark the 1,000-year presence of Russian Orthodox monks there. The Mount - actually a 335 sq km (130 sq mile) peninsula - may be the largest area in the world from which women, and female animals, are banned. Andy Walker asks why the ban exists.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-36378690